Manatee County, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a two-vehicle accident left a motorcyclist dead on Friday evening.
At around 9:20 p.m. the driver of a Jeep Cherokee, 55-year old Scott Audette was driving south in a left turning lane on U.S 19 while the rider of a Yamaha R3 motorcycle, 20-year old Joseph Koch was riding north on U.S 19. Koch attempted to avoid the collision when Audette tried to turn left onto 49th Street E right in front of Koch. The crashed caused Koch and his motorcycle to slid under the Jeep Cherokee.
Koch was killed in the accident and the collision remains under investigation.